County $4 Million Short of Fixing Ft. Washington Slope Failure

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Still No Solution For Fort Washington Slope Failure

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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (WNEW/AP) — Prince George’s County officials have laid out a $15 million plan to shore up the ground in a Fort Washington neighborhood and allow most of the 28 property owners affected by a landslide earlier this year to return home.

Unfortunately the county has only $11 million to implement the plan.

At a meeting Wednesday with homeowners in the Piscataway Hills neighborhood, county officials expressed hope that the state could fill the funding gap in the county’s proposed plan.

If enacted, the county would buy six homes deemed unsalvageable, and do repair work on an eroded slope and roadway to make the remaining 22 homes habitable.

Heavy rains in May triggered a landslide that rendered the affected homes unsafe.

WNEW’s Cameron Thompson contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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